New Way Stationary Engines

Aim - To serve and support the New Way Stationary Engine restoration community.
There was a New Way Stationary Motor inclined to Hit and Miss. It was designed that way but intermittently it would missfire and this in the confines of the beekeepers shed fired my imagination, grabbing my senses. I just loved the sound of the New Way 3.5Hp working - likely fuelled by a too rich mixture.
With each missfire came the tell tale puff of blue smoke and via the old sawbench, the beekeeping manufacturing business was underway, alive and well. Alf was in his element. Romance, nah, hard work but Hoots the New Way went a long way in firing the imagination of times past running in the present. The present, after all, that's where life is, it's not in the past, but romancing the past, that's the present if you're living it.
The priveledge of life. Present and past is now!!! - alive.

Ye Olde Sawbench & New Way Motor kept company by Howard Rotary Hoes

Thursday, January 6, 2011

NEW WAY - Mixers and Carburettors

MIXERS - Fitted to early Hit Miss engines. These were little more than a tube with a fuel orifice or an orifice and a metering needle. Adjustment for efficiency and good economy with such simplicity was achievable because the mixture volume on power intake was relatively constant.

  • Examples where fitted - Little Giant, Jewels, Type C, Type D,
Photos below show a Type C mixer (1st 2 are top view) - there is no metering needle. The bottom photo shows the fuel delivery system that screws onto the mixer fuel inlet thread.
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CARBURETTORS - Fitting of carburettors commenced about the same era as the introduction of the Series F Motors with their single Flywheel and could generally be directly associated with the use of throttle governors. Some carburettors could be regarded as dual fuel being designed to start on petrol and run on the likes of kerosene.
  • New Way - Carburettor Manufacturers
    (a) Holley - Holley were fitted to later model New Ways. I expect this was from the introduction of throttle governed engines to their range. These  photos depict an example of a Holley that was apparently fitted to a New Way motor. These were fitted to the Model D type F (c 1916) and probably others.
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(b) Tillotson - fitted to Motors BH, CH, DH, EH, GH in years 1927-1931. For details of carburettor
  models and actual motor and years fitted refer to the Antique Small Engine Collectors Club site at
(c) New Way - Carburettors  designed  to  run  on  kerosene  were fitted to some Series "M" engines.
I believe these were a new way carburettor. Note how the exhaust is basically fed via the carburetor
to heat the fuel before exiting through the wine glass muffler.

Operational Instructions

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